Who is IShowSpeed?
Darren Watkins Jr. popularly known by his online name IShowSpeed (or simply Speed), is an American YouTuber, streamer, and internet personality. He is known for his variety livestreams in which he primarily plays video games including Roblox, Fortnite, and FIFA. Watkins is noted for his oftentimes shocking behaviour on live streams which has helped him gain a strong following while also placing him at the center of numerous controversies.
Is IShowSpeed Still Alive?
The rumours about IShowSpeed being shot dead started surfacing online due to the same video. In a video posted on his YouTube channel. the content shows the YouTuber being handcuffed while being surrounded by a group of police officers. However, the authenticity of the video is hard to confirm.
As the video progresses, the cameraman is asked by the police officers to stop recording. As the content continues, we see that the camera is facing the ground. Shortly after this, a sound follows which many think was a lot like a gunshot. However, the YouTuber is doing fine.
While IShowSpeed has still not broken his silence over what happened, Adin Ross, a fellow YouTuber came forward and revealed that the streamer had been doing well and was back home. At the same time, Adin also revealed that he was swatted as well but did not give the whole story. He wrote: “I got swatted last night, very very scary. I’m okay. I love you guys. Also speed got swatted aswell, we just got off the phone he’s okay! Sick world we live in man.”
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Watkins registered his channel “IShowSpeed” in 2017, primarily posting gaming content. From 2021 to 2022, he gained substantial popularity due in part to the circulation of eye-catching clips from his live streams on social media platforms. In 2022, he was named Breakout Streamer of the Year at the 12th Streamy Awards.
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